Community Uploads: area where community members can upload, share, and download each other's designs
Vote for this feature if you like the idea of a special area of Pixel Scrapper where community members could upload and share their own designs directly with other community members, with clear licensing options.
The idea here would be to let interested community members upload their own designs (stuff they make in designer challenges, etc.) to a special "Commons" area, almost as if they were designers at Pixel Scrapper.
An initial version of this experiment is completed/in process in the Pixel Scrapper Commons. Suggestions for improvements should be added as new feature requests.
Diana Somer commented
I could support this as long as the quality controls were still in place. One of the best things about this site is that you don't have to search through a bunch of junk to get to the good stuff.
Lórien Rezende commented
I don´t agree that much with the idea of shawna and Amanda that it should be uploaded stuff that comes from designer challenges only. For example, when doing my stuff based on Pixel Scrapper stuff, sometimes I think how good it would be to being able to upload my altered result to PS, and explain that it´s a variation from another item also found here... For the one hand I feel a little selfish of keeping the modified for myself, on the other hand I don´t want to put it on my blog as a freebie because I think it wouldn´t be fair if people aren´t using their DCs/supporting the site but are downloading a mod of something found here... I don´t know if this comment makes sense, lol. But it´s how I feel...
Bre Douglas commented
I think this would be great if there was some kind of criteria to be able to upload - like a jr. designer - or designer in training label. Have the designers complete a designer training/mentor program and pass a few qc checks before they are able to upload their designs.
I agree it could become quite a mess if everyone was able to upload and low quality items were shared on this site.
Nathalie Laurent commented
Sounds great, but I can't imagine the mess it risks to become...
Shawna Adkerson commented
I agree with both points that Amanda (PS challenges/trains only) & Lorien (quality checks) have made.
Amanda Lopez commented
I think this is a great idea but should be kept specifically to items created through Pixelscrapper challenges (maybe that was already the idea). The general freebies forum would still be a good spot for other creations that people would like to share.
Lórien Rezende commented
The problem with this is that it would need some kind of quality control on what is uploaded AND a feedback for the users on how to improve quality of poorly submited items. It´s really frustrating to DL things and see that they don´t meet the quality standards. So, it would be great if the designer mentor program is active before that. Apart from this, this idea sounds good.